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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Equipment Capacities for only one building pursue LEED
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,801 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Vietnam
    Manufacturer Declaration Letter
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    547 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    Is Greenguard Gold certification acceptable for carpet cushions?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    345 Arthika Saseendranath
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    218 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Testing of units with the same layout
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    291 Ilana Judah
    Director of Sustainability
    FXFOWLE
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Density Calc include the proposed building?
    in NC v2.2 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    29 Samuel Gelfand
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    RE: Shower Location Outside LEED Project Boundary
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    60 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    New Bus Depot: LEED BD+C or C+S?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    RE: Previously Developed or Not
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    15 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Canada
    RE: MR 5 Regional Materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    122 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    RE: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Omair Awadh
    Sustainability Consultant
    AESG
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    RE: Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    548 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    Can a hotel+residential tower achieve this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    101 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    RE: Minimum Energy Performance Calculator - Receptacle Equipment
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Private vs. Public
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Outdoor air monitoring through BMS
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    245 John McFarland
    Director of Operations
    WorkingBuildings, LLC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Rainwater storage tank TSS removal efficiency
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    169 BH .
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Light Pollution Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    2 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    RE: Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    7 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    LEED Ergonomic Credit
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    33 Katie Cervenec
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    193 Karly Michalowski
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    44 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Is Greenguard Gold certification acceptable for carpet cushions?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    345 Arthika Saseendranath
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Omair Awadh
    Sustainability Consultant
    AESG
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: The vent calcs indicate a total area significantly lessthan Plf2
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    Core&Shell Inheritance
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    28 Redy Truccolo
    Engineer
    Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Italy
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Can a hotel+residential tower achieve this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    101 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    218 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Outdoor air monitoring through BMS
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    245 John McFarland
    Director of Operations
    WorkingBuildings, LLC
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    share energy and water usage?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    37 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    521 Vincent Dupuy
    Eng., PA LEED BD+C
    Cofely Services - GDF Suez
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:47 Mexico
    Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 06:01 India
    Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Charlie Christenson
    Vice President
    Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 18:32 United States
    Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 16:12 United States
    Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 15:01 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    473 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 13:10 South Africa
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 10:33 Spain
    Side Horizontal Light Trespass
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    155 Neha Singhal
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 07:52 India
    Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    96 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 22:45 Mexico
    Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    547 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 16:26 United States
    Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 15:39 United States
    ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 14:10 United States
    interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    108 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 11:48 Poland
    CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 00:47 Indonesia
    Storage Room with a small window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 15:40 Turkey
    Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 04:23 Qatar
    2009 calculator - "private" bathrooms in a commecial facility
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Sat, Mar 21, 2015
    2015-03-21 15:21 United States
    Commissioning Requirements Off-site
    in CS-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 14:17 Mexico
    Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Rachael Vidulich
    Project Engineer
    The Augustine Company
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 13:03 United States
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    213 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 11:02 United States

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